EY Senior - Financial Accounting Advisory Services - Digital and Data Analytics - National (Alpharetta, Cleveland, Houston, McLean and San Francisco) in Houston, Texas

Senior - Financial Accounting Advisory Services - Digital and Data Analytics - National (Alpharetta, Cleveland, Houston, McLean and San Francisco)


Requisition # UNI00BTU

Post Date Sep 19, 2018


When our clients are facing accounting and financial data challenges, they look to us to set it right. Whether a system conversion has been miscalculated or they simply don’t have the knowledge in the right area of accounting, we provide the answers to the big questions nobody else can. Join our team and you will be able to provide insight and services that accelerate analytics, data integrity and quality increasing the reliability our clients reporting capabilities.

The opportunity

Our Financial Accounting Advisory Services (FAAS) team is growing exponentially, and as a Senior focused on financial analytics, you’ll play a key role in that growth. Working across all industries and interacting with our clients, you’ll develop your career by communicating and providing expertise around data integrity that can provide improved insight within the accounting, finance, governance, and regulatory space. It’s all about understanding the business processes and data flow to provide a truly exceptional experience for our clients.

FAAS is pursuing major opportunities for automation that couple RPA with other technology tools to help automate and streamline the needs of the finance function (e.g. intercompany solution, gross to net reporting etc). We are investing in new areas of automation and leveraging the intelligent automation in RPA to penetrate untapped problem domains.

Our clients have a large appetite for RPA to help with tactical and long term solutions. You will be working with data engineering teams to help build value to clients and in turn develop business acumen and domain expertise.

Your key responsibilities

The nature of this role means that you will be recognized as a primary day-to-day contact for our clients. That means you’ll need to understand how our client’s data integrity and quality allow for more reliable reporting. You’ll also develop your knowledge by learning about current issues, profession, and business developments relevant to the client’s industry, so we’ll look to you to build relationships and expertise with team members.

Skills and attributes for success

  • Consulting with clients on data integrity, and improving data quality

  • Acting as a subject matter expert in advising clients to gain greater insight into their data and the value that data analytics can bring to an organization

  • Engaging clients and providing authoritative advice and professionalism throughout transactions

  • Constantly developing your understanding of current market trends and processes and sharing your knowledge to develop junior colleagues

  • Understanding our clients’ unique ambitions and needs and referring them to colleagues in other teams and areas to broaden our business relationships where possible

To qualify for the role you must have

  • A bachelor's degree and 3 to 6 years of relevant experience

  • Pursuing a certification (CAP, CISA, CBIP or CMA)

  • Must have working experience with ETL (Extract Transfer and Loading of data)

  • Experience with any of the following: statistics, and statistical modeling, operations research, linear regression, optimization, exploratory data mining and data visualization

  • Proven experience within the analytics domain gathering business and technical requirements, solution design, build, testing, and solution deployment

  • Strong technical writing skills and advanced data analytics knowledge

  • A deep understanding of the marketplace, as well as commonly used terminology, processes and tools

  • A proven record of excellence when managing, mentoring and improving a team of high-performing colleagues

  • The confidence to assess risk and provide well thought out solutions

  • Ability and willingness to travel 40-60% on short notice

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • A master's degree in Accounting, Economics, Finance, Mathematics or related discipline

  • Experience with data architecture, information governance, data integration, master data management including data capture, reporting & analytics, enterprise content and knowledge management

  • Experience in RPA business process design and translating into functional requirements for RPA developers

  • Development experience in designing and deploying RPA scripts in at least one of the leading vendor solutions (Blueprism, AA, Uipath)

  • Experience with SDLC methodology

  • The ability to apply project management techniques to manage risk, communication and delivery

  • RPA Implementation experience of use cases in the finance function of a company

What we look for:

We’re interested in versatile people with the ability to take on new responsibilities and listen to clients to get things done. We’re not just looking for technical accounting experience — we’re after genuinely interesting people with the ability to build relationships, negotiate and think in unique and creative news ways. If you’re a confident leader with a curious mind and the ability to solve complex issues, this role is for you.

What working at EY offers:

We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, both pension and 401(k) plans, a minimum of 15 days of vacation plus 10 observed holidays and up to 3 paid personal days, and a range of programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer:

  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry

  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career

  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we hire and develop the most passionate people in their field to help build a better working world. This starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. So that whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

Join us in building a better working world. Apply now.

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